Jackson Hole Community Garden Project


 

The Jackson Hole Community Garden Project is now a program of Slow Food in the Tetons! This program provides gardening opportunities for people without home gardens, cultivates green space, builds community, increases access to fresh and healthy food, and acts as a living classroom for growers of all ages. The May Park Garden is located in East Jackson and the Blair Garden is located by the Jackson Hole Middle School.

Our garden plots are full at this time. Please head to our Waitlist Sign-Up Form to add your name for future plot openings. 

Sign-up for the Slow Food newsletter on our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about our garden and growing workshops!

Already a plot owner? Welcome to the 2020 gardening season! Garden pricing, payment instructions, garden rules and guidelines, garden volunteer job signup, and the liability information can be found at: Blair Garden Info or May Garden Info. Plus, click here to download our “Gardening Tips for a Successful Garden in the Tetons.”  Join our Community Garden Facebook page, where plot owners can discuss, share, and support gardening, which we all love.

 

Jackson Hole Community Garden History

The JHCG began as an idea in the fall of 1999. Ginny Mahood, the 4-H / Horticulture agent for the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service in Teton County partnered with a newly arrived landscape artist from Toronto, Canada, Allison Fleury, to begin work on site selection and design. Several locations were explored throughout the county and finally, working in conjunction with the Teton County, the current Blair site was selected. This half-acre triangular piece of land is owned by the Town of Jackson and was designated as a site for a park or open space. 

The May Park community garden was built in 2015 on Town of Jackson land donated by the May family and is now in its 4th growing season. Much of the initial construction of the May Park garden was led and funded by the Teton County Parks & Recreation Department.

The community gardens were run by a talented and extremely dedicated group of community garden volunteers during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Over the winter of 2019/20, the Jackson Hole Community Garden Project team began conversations with Slow Food in the Tetons about a potential collaboration. Through several months of working together, the decision was made for the community gardens to merge with Slow Food in the Tetons. As a program of Slow Food, the community gardens will continue to flourish under the unified vision of good, clean and fair food for all.

 

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